We welcome you to The International People’s College Snoghøj.
A vibrant and inclusive educational institution nestled in the heart of Denmark. Our school prides itself on fostering a diverse and enriching learning environment, where students from all corners of the globe come together to explore, learn, and grow.
Producing, Performance Artist is a class for the artist entrepreneur that wants to develop theatre in an international environment with fellow theatre enthusiasts from all over the world! In the PPA class, we work with projects and experiments, and you will learn all about how stories are developed, produced and performed!
Some of our students have the dream of becoming a professional artist. Some of our students are just curious about theatre and want to explore for the first time. No matter what you are welcome, and all our teachers will challenge your specific level.
Throughout a year at Snoghøj you will experience a wide range of subjects.
All our international students will be part of the main subject “Producing Performance Artist”.
Besides you will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of different elective subjects. Some of the subjects are meant to strengthen your competences within the artistic area. Other subjects are meant for you to “Breath & reebooth” in a day with a lot of activities.
Last but not least going to a folk college is also taking part in morning gatherings with singing and lectures, choir and cultural subjects for you to gain knowledge about language, culture and society. All of this together makes the unique idea of Folk College Snoghøj.
Below you can see a schedule for a normal week at Snoghøj. Beside this we also have days and weeks with for example excursions, workshops, projects and other things to break the rhythm of the everyday life when tjhat’s required to stay curious and artisticly alive!
You have the opportunity to go on a study trip to either Berlin, New York or Denmark! We have a long list of contacts and friends in both Berlin and New York. That means we get classes, see shows, get talk backs with artist and meat old students who are now studying art in these big cities. Traveling with Snoghøj is really a once in a life experience!
One study trip goes to New York where we meet with professionals from the business of theater and former students who work there. During the years we have established a broad network within this city of dreams. We are also going to watch a lot of theater and musicals – from world-class Broadway shows to small underground performances.
Besides this we are going to visit some of the world’s most respected schools of performing arts. During the years we have visited Esper Studio and Circle on the Square. It is also becoming a tradition that we receive classes from some of the teachers from New York that are also guest teachers in the Danish School of Performance Art. Last but not least we will also act as tourists in this concrete jungle where dreams are made of and drink Cosmopolitan in some hip nightclub.
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The other study trip is to Berlin. The program consists of guided backstage tours at theatres and performing art schools where we will get a glimpse of the life behind the curtains of one of the biggest show business industries in Europe before watching the shows in the evenings. In Berlin, we have a network of various professional actors, dancers, and instructors who will also do teachings in one of the city’s studios. Besides this, we are going to explore the city’s many museums and other cultural attractions. Berlin is maybe one of the world’s most historic cities because world history more than once took place here – something we will witness in the museums and on the streets. On the other hand, Berlin has since the Roaring Twenties been home to anarchy and a party – something we will experience in the street art scene and the special clubs and cafés. We are going to explore all of this while having a good time together!
Once every semester we will do a study in Denmark based on a theme. This theme has, for example, been “fight for humanity” and this theme led us to Aarhus – the second largest town in Denmark – where we met with people who are working with homeless people, refugees, and others in great need of help.
These study trips are based on a topic that we find interesting and that we want to investigate. After the study trip, we combine all our findings and impressions to some kind of performance. This could be an art exhibition, a play, or a happening – something that is based on the theme “fight for humanity”, “sustainable future”, or something completely different.
In this way, we process impressions and make them into actions that may change a little bit of the world, who we are, and how we are in it.
The International People’s College Snoghøj will turn into your home once you are with us!
A home where you do not only have classes but also live together, and share the joys and sorrows of the day.
A home where both the staff and the students create a community based on trust and respect.
A home and community that cannot be explained though words.
A home and community that you can only experience in real life.
In International People’s College Snoghøj we have students from all around the globe. That means that all kinds of different languages will be heard in the dining room while eating.
In the gatherings we speak Danish but translate all messages to English so that everyone should feel welcome and included. Our PPA class is our international class and this is in English as well as the elective subjects.
And, in everyday life with each other, we do not think of our students as the Belgian students or the Argentinian students. We simply think of our students as our students that we care for – no matter the nationality!
We are a small international people’s college no bigger than everyone can knock on the headmaster’s door and have a chat. We believe this is why we succeed in creating a community and a spirit where everyone feels safe and included in the community of Snoghøj!